Kathryn Segura is an Animal Activist and Trainer who started Code 9  so she could contribute a way to prevent another loss of a animals life. 

After a childhood full of dog shows and a stint in make-up in both the film and high fashion industry, Kathryn Segura found her niche in Hollywood as a studio wrangler/animal trainer. Through her company 
PHD Animals, she has helped cast and train every creature imaginable: from cats to dogs, horses to zebras, and even “lions, tigers, and bears” (Oh, my!). 

With a resume chock full of experience in print work, TV shows and series, commercials, and major motion pictures (such as the blockbuster hits discussed in this book, There's Something About Mary, Tin Cup as well as other films, TV Shows and commercials), Kathryn continues to be called upon to bring life and depth to “anything Hollywood.” 

Recently, Kathryn has melded her passion for animals with her experience in fashion and make-up to create Take 1 Products, which makes specialized animal skin and fur care products. Kathryn is a CGC evaluator (stands for Canine Good Citizen) for the American Kennel Club.

Pet Detectives and Rescue Fund is a subsidiary of Ariel Investigations, which will focus on stopping, exposing and preventing animal abuse.  

 PDRF has made a steadfast commitment to end animal suffering. Thousands of dogs, cats, pigs, horses, cows and other animals are abused or face imminent death.

PDRF has a mission to enhance and coordinate enforcement of animal cruelty laws and to educate interested agencies aspects of animal cruelty and the relationship of animal cruelty to other forms of assaulting behavior.

PDRF was formed because the problem of animal abuse and neglect has grown beyond the resources of the existing animal welfare agencies. They cannot keep pace with the volume of problems that need to be addressed.

PDRF will intercede without hesitation when we are informed of a situation that needs to be addressed.

PDRF will rescue, evaluate and train the abused animals to be introduced into a new home.  

PDRF is willing to work in cooperation with other animal welfare organizations and law enforcement agencies.

PDRF will stop at nothing within the bounds of the law to achieve its goals.

PDRF has over a decade of experience in investigations and animal training and we believe this program could help all of us save the lives of so many abused and neglected dogs.


Becky Altringer has been a private investigator for over 23 years and she is a curious and quirky PI best known for her work with Academy Award-nominated documentary film director Kirby Dick and producer Eddie Schmidt when they hired and cast her in "This Film Is Not Yet Rated", an investigation into the MPAA film ratings system and its impact on American culture. 

Much of the film's press coverage was devoted to Dick and his crew's use of 
Becky to
 unmask the identities of the ratings and appeals board members.

Becky worked with Kirby again conducting investigations for "Outrage" and "The Invisible War."

Becky has spent her days and nights driving around California and New Mexico in her minivan trying to “catch the bad guys” and right the wrongs of the world.  

The mission of Pet Detectives and Rescue Fund is to alleviate the pain and suffering of any abused, neglected or abandoned animal, as well as to act as a voice for animals that cannot speak or fend for themselves.

Our vision is that all animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. Simple acts of awareness and compassion can save the lives of countless animals in need.

(c) 2010 PDRF